ALONE highlights the importance of physical movement to combat frailty among older people re-emerging into society

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is highlighting the importance of physical movement for joint health in older people during National Arthritis Week, 12th – 18th of April 2021. ALONE is concerned about the physical, mental and social challenges that older people will face as they break their period of social isolation and readjust to a new […]

Donal Skehan announced as this year’s Great Irish Bake Ambassador for Children’s Health Foundation Crumlin and Temple Street

Children’s Health Foundation Ambassador Donal Skehan was joined virtually by CHI patients Adam King and Saoirse Ruane to celebrate the launch of this year’s Great Irish Bake for Crumlin and Temple Street taking place on 21st May, proudly supported by Gem. For many years the Great Irish Bake has raised some much-needed dough for sick children in CHl […]

Opinion Piece: ALONE call on Government to immediately begin planning for older and vulnerable groups return to society post-COVID

by Seán Moynihan, CEO ALONE   Since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland, older people have had to largely withdraw from society, with many postponing important and vital medical check-ups and appointments in order to protect themselves from the virus. In ALONE, our network of staff and volunteers across the country have continued […]

ALONE stands with the World Health Organisation in building a fairer, healthier world for all

This year on World Health Day, Wednesday 7th April, ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is calling on Government leaders to ensure that everyone has access to services and living conditions that are conducive to good health in order to build a fairer, healthier world. The organisation is also urging leaders to monitor and address health inequalities present in […]

Creative Climate Action fund launched by Minister Catherine Martin

Today Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin TD launched Creative Climate Action on behalf of the Creative Ireland Programme in collaboration with the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications. This new fund invites local authorities and creative practitioners to put their skills of engagement to the cultural challenge of […]

Healthier eating options embraced during latest lockdown

New sales data for the first quarter of 2021, published by leading Irish retail group BWG Foods, shows that Irish consumers have embraced a healthier New Year by consuming record levels of fruit and vegetables.   Overall, vegetable sales are up 18% on the same period last year, with fruit up 6% over the same […]

Two new degree courses provide golden opportunity for design and crafts students

The Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) has announced an exciting new partnership with Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) that will see the creation of two new degree courses for students. The redesign and further development of the DCCI courses in Ceramics Skills & Design and Jewellery and Goldsmithing Skills & Design will mark a […]

Social entrepreneurs invited to apply for funding and support from Social Entrepreneurs Ireland

Just 2 weeks left to apply to SEI’s Ideas Academy or Impact Programme with total funding of €150,000 available Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI) is making €50,000 seed funding available through its Ideas Academy to individuals who have an innovative idea to solve a particular social problem and are looking to take the first steps from […]

How has Covid-19 has impacted older people’s groups?

Covid-19 restrictions have been devastating for older people’s groups and fear of getting Covid-19 is the biggest barrier to recommencing group activities, including physical activity, according to a report released by Age & Opportunity today. The report examines The impact of Covid-19 on physical activity in older people’s groups.   Age & Opportunity is the […]

Sports Stars Bring Fitness to Homes and Schools in Tipperary and beyond

Irish world boxing champion Kellie Harrington and track and field Olympian, David Gillick will be coming online to homes and schools throughout Tipperary and beyond over the coming months until summer holidays begin.   Joining the Fyffes Fit Squad team, Kellie and David will broadcast their approach to exercise and fitness in a 12-weeks programme […]

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